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Reading Rorty: Critical Responses to Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature and Beyond

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Reading Rorty: Critical Responses to Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature and Beyond

Alan R. Malachowski (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-631-16149-3 January 1991 Wiley-Blackwell 400 Pages

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In "Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature" Richard Rorty presented his vision of post-philosophical culture, calling upon professional philosophers to accept that epistemology is dead, that the analytic method is a myth, and that philosophy and science are merely forms of literature. This volume is an examination of the conclusions drawn by Richard Rorty. Discussions, by philosophers such as W.V. Cline, Donald Davidson, Bernard Williams, Charles Taylor, John Yolton and Martin Hollis, cover Rorty's views on truth, language, knowledge and the self, together with his pragmatism, his "continental turn" and his regard for the literary potential of philosophical writing.